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Only eye up the driver if you're prepared to wait

With regard to the recent articles on shared space, here in China, motorists, pedestrians, electric scooters, cyclists and handcart pullers all merrily share the same road space.

Such road markings that do exist are largely ignored.

When crossing the road many pedestrians purposefully do not make eye contact with drivers. If the driver knows the pedestrian has seen him he assumes that the pedestrian will move out of his way rather than be run over.

If the driver thinks the pedestrian hasn't seen him then it is the driver who gives way!

DEAN WHITMORE, Wuhan, China, dean.whitmore@railtech.com.cn

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